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  1. My thanks go out to everyone here on hadit.com! In September 2019, I filed two CUE claims. One was granted and the other was denied, but will be appealed. In 1995, I filed a claim for rhinitis/sinusitis (38 CFR 4.97 DC 6501/6522) and it was granted on appeal in 2000 due to aggravation of pre-existing disability. 30% was awarded, but it was reduced by 10% to 20% due to the C&P examiner's opinion: “OPINION: In my opinion, the veteran obviously had allergic problems before entering the service which got worse while he was in the service…” After fighting for five years, I was elated and
  2. Long time reader of Hadit, first day member. I signed up to spread the good news and pass along my thanks and appreciation to all of you (and ask a math question in another thread). I am very thankful to all those who have posted and replied. This site and VBN gave me much information and inspiration as I worked thru my claims over the past 18 months. On 30 Nov E-bennies showed all my claims and deferred issues have finally been closed and reflected on the letters you can download...100% P&T!!! . Extremely thrilled and a bit in shock and disbelief. I want to pass on my excitemen
  3. Greetings: I am grateful that one afternoon a few years ago, I Googled "I've had it with the VA". That simple "search" born out of utter frustration led me to "Hadit". And there it all started! As of two weeks ago, I'm rated 100% (long overdue). And, I am still NOT done with the VA. For those looking to do there own research I offer this process: Obtain your Military Service and Medical Records by mailing (certified, return receipt requested) an SF-180, found here: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/standard-form-180.html Obtain your full VA tr
  4. I finally received a hard copy of my recent C&P exam. I had to travel to the actual VAMC in DC to retrieve it even though I submitted a paper request about a month ago. Anyway, here are the results… Please tell me what you think my chances of receiving a favorable rating are. My claim was remanded back to the VARO by the BVA for further development and a C&P exam. Here are the results… ICD code: 309.28 (F43.23) Mental Disorder: Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood Under #3 Occupational and social impairment [X] Occupational and soc
  5. Hey all, I have been doing some reading in my spare time and while attempting to better myself in all areas of my life (certainly a constant struggle which I find I have little energy for-a lot) I happened upon a quote by William Hazlitt. When I read this quote, I immediately thought of my early years in my claim process when I was very ignorant of the processes that we must embrace and oftentimes overcome when dealing with the VA; and quite frankly, this would apply in pretty much every area of our lives: "The way to secure success is to be more anxious about obtaining than about deserving i
  6. Hey All! I received my Big, Brown, Dreaded envelope today and it was met with trepidation. I've had several issues whose claims had gone all the way back to July of 2008, and went to appeal in March of 2009. There they sat for years. I had my BVA hearing in Denver via teleconference with a VSO at the state level, and my wonderful wife on July 27, 2015 nearly seven years to the to the day of my original claims. The decision was reached on six claims and mailed to me on the 16th of October (which is less than three months from hearing to notification). I read that I had won three of my six cl
  7. Finally got a rating! I must admit to being quite surprised that from starting the process (April 2015) until receiving retro (today) was much faster than I could've anticipated. 7 years ago, I tried to file at the Denver, Colorado VA and they took a whole year to pretty much send me a letter calling me a liar. Nevertheless - I haven't received my percentage yet but some quick math indicates 60% perhaps. I read something which says IF an FDC was filed between August 2013 and August 2015, Retro for a whole year (in addition to claim date) should be received. Is that true? I am asking because I
  8. Gotta few questions: What does this mean? I have not received any compensation thus far...
  9. I'm an emotional xxxxxxx wreck, sorry for the long post. For a long time I struggled with refusing to get help, trying to man up... all the bullshit that comes with it. I finally wised up and realized that as a 27 year old young man with my entire life ahead of me I don't have to continue living like this. Time to hold the Army accountable for its actions. I suffer not only with PTSD but also many other chronic health issues, one of them dysautonomia (a nervous sytem disorder that leaves me bed-bound most of my life). Dysautonomia is said to be secondary to long term, unresolved, PTSD,
  10. I filed a new claim as of 27 April 2015. I am seeking advice on how to handle the employment piece. Since I left the Marine Corps. a few decades ago, I've never gotten used to the rampant selfishness which happens everyday in the workplace. What a powerful experience, as was done in my beloved Corps, to understand, live and breath for the gal or guy next to you. People from all different walks of life, at least on duty, set aside their petty differences to accomplish something much bigger than we'd ever imagine! However - upon seprarating, I was in for a huge shock - workplace back-stabbin
  11. I first enrolled on the Agent Orange Registry in about 2008. No real reason then, except others said it was a good idea to get on the list. I was in-country in Vietnam from 1968-69. In 2012, I saw that Ischemic Heart Disease was added as a covered Agent Orange disease as of September, 2010. I had a heart attack in 2006. So, I applied and got a 60% rating and was paid retro to September 2010. That 2-year lump sum deposit was sweet! In 2013, I applied for PTSD and was denied because of a doctor filling out his report wrong. I appealed and was granted 50% only 6 weeks later! Now, my rati
  12. I just wanted to post my success. I was called on 7/22 about one my contentions because QTC did complete the physical for it. She told me she would send the request for an appt at the nearest VA Hospital and send the rest of my claim on. By Friday everything was completed and my appointment was made two week out. My compensation is 50%. Of course I won't know the break down until I get the package. I am really curious to see it. Thanks to Hadit.com I was able to keep from going crazy. Thank you all for posting your stories to keep my nerves down. Claim Received: 06/01/2014 (I start
  13. Finally after all the years of agony pain and frustration i got a deposit today over six figures. All i gotta do now is wait for the envelope telling me i got 100% P&T I gave up one time but decided to fight to my last breath and low and behold won it all through a DRO conference hearing. I am so glad that GOD has blessed me in this way so that my wife of 49 years will finally be taken care of. Thank you HADIT and i will inform you all when i get the brown envelope. good luck to everyone still waiting for some justice and consideration from the VA for the service that was so freely g
  14. I was sitting in my jacuzzi this morning and got a call from my lawyer .They told me i got my PTSD increase from 30% to 50 % so i called my bank and low and behold there was a large deposit from the VA. I had almost given up but thanks to the encouragement from HADIT elders and others i stuck it out and finally got an increase. Also today at 1:00 pm my lawyer is mediating with the hearing judge for my heart claim ,IF all goes well i may not have to drive 6 hrs to WINSTONSALEM NC to the in person hearing . The judge might make a decision today and my lawyers say evidence is in my favor, we'
  15. I just want to thank everyone on hadit for the needed support! I just found out on the document tab on ebenefits that my claim is finished and sent out! I have not recieved my Brown package yet, so i dont know the actual ratings of everything on my claim. My claim was from April '11- Sep 12, 2012 (17months) UI/100% (eff.Dec'11) @seattle Varo :Ptsd/neck/shoulder/back I'll post again once i recieved the letter. Also, i would like to donate to this great site for all the great advice i have read and recieved from everyone, once i recieve the monetary compensations of course. PS. Hang in
  16. Figured I would pass this along to those who are stuck in the process: I had an outstanding claim since 2005 dealing with nerve problems secondary to a pinched sciatic nerve. At one point I was rated 10% for one nerve, out of the half dozen or so that are affected. I pursued this claim constantly and was just awarded 40% for my sciatic nerve, encompasing all of the affected nerves. Don't give up hope! And remember, it has to be adjudicated for any of the deadlines to affect your claim. They rated me on one nerve out of all the ones I specifically claimed: They never said yes or no
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